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Medical District

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Welcome to Medical District

Home to several of Dallas’ most important hospitals and research institutions, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, recent years have brought new housing to the neighborhood that largely serves the professionals who work in the district.



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The 2016 population of Medical District is estimated to be 3,843. That’s a change of +24.7% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +12.5%.

The number of households is 1,760, a change of +29.4% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +16.5%.

The average household size is 1.76.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $44,085 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 38.1% aren’t in the labor force. 14.1% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 15.6% are blue-collar workers, 71.6% are white-collar workers, and 12.8% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 23.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.3.


0.6% of Medical District homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $137,977

7.3% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 12.7 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 5.3 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 2005.


Medical District includes portions of these police beats: 513, 514, 541

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 35
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 10
Business Burglaries 61
Home Burglaries 53
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 309
Auto Thefts 125
Business Robberies 7
Robberies of Individuals 38
Shoplifting Incidents 13
Other Thefts 155
Murders 0
Rapes 19
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD Esperanza Medrano Elementary 72
Dallas ISD North Dallas High School 57
Dallas ISD Onesimo Hernandez Elementary 47
Dallas ISD Thomas J. Rusk Middle School 47

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

12.7 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments. School STAAR exam passing rates from Texas Education Agency.